Send us your question! Go to page 96 and follow the instructions. Dear Girls’world, My friends all have phones, but my mom won’t let me have one. She says they’re too expensive and unsafe. Can I talk her into it? — Just want to group chat Well, you might not want to hear this, but we think you have to respect your mom’s decision here. She’s right: Phones are expensive and they do expose you to some safety risks. But we think you can compromise, especially if your family has a tablet. A tablet will let you download all the fun apps a phone will, so you can group chat with your friends and play games. There are also ways for your parents to set parental controls, so it’s a win-win. If your family doesn’t have a tablet, ask your mom if she’d let you purchase one with allowance money. If she agrees, start saving! Dear Girls’ World, close to a I thought I was getting stopped new friend, but she just What talking to me one day. should I do? — Iced out It always stinks when We’re sorry to hear this! friends. It sounds like she’s you’re on the outs with so even though upset with you about something, suggest asking her about it might be awkward, we “I feel like you’re upset it. Say something like: why. Can we talk about with me, and I’m not sure hanging out and felt it?” Tell her that you enjoyed friends. Once she starts like you were becoming be able to figure out the talking, you guys should back on track. problem and get your friendship cold shoulder out of touch On No Good Nick, Ed and Liz expect Jeremy, Molly and Nick to do chores.
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